Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 495414
no fonts with nouveau on nv50 (gtx260)
Last modified: 2009-04-16 01:52:49 EDT
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Description of problem:
1. no fonts or icons in GNOME/KDE with nouveau on nv50 (geforce gtx260)
2. the progressbar from plymouth and text "sticks to the screen" when i switch between vt's
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
boot from the live cd
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot with or without nouveau.modeset=1
2. GDM/KDM starts without fonts or icons
no fonts or icons
fonts and icons
plymouth loades and selects correct res from what I can tell
attached output of lspci, lsmod, dmesg and Xorg.0.log
will try to get renouveau and MmioTrace
please tell me if you need anything more!
thanks for working on nouveau!
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Hmm, I don't think nouveau sets up the 3D engine properly on those chipsets as of yet. I really need to get hold of the hw to find out what's up there.
Can you see how things look with the attached xorg.conf ? This disables the acceleration that depends on the 3D engine working, which will hopefully make things render correctly again. It'll be slower than usual, but better than not having fonts!
If this works for you I'll commit a patch to do this by default on all cards of that series.
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xorg.conf disabling exa composite
its very very slow, but it worked!
I'm be happy to run any test you might need, I've been looking in to renouveau and MmioTrace
renouveau got a segment fault on Ubuntu 9.04 - im going to try it on fedora. im still not really sore what to do with MmioTrace
Thanks, that confirms it's definitely the 3D engine malfunctioning. I'll commit a patch to disable composite for the moment until I can find out why it doesn't work.
I highly doubt Xv will work either as it uses the 3D engine too. Are you able to run gstreamer-properties and run the video test on the "X Window System (X11/XShm/Xv)" plugin and see if anything displays at all?
Renouveau dumps are probably what's needed here, unless I made a mistake when doing the kernel-side support for your chipset. I'll double-check that tonight. Trouble is, renouveau barely works (if at all) on the latest binary drivers.
mmio-trace however, is easy. You just need to install the kernel-debug package (which has mmio-trace compiled in), and then follow the instructions at http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/MmioTrace.
No, X Window System (X11/XShm/Xv) Test doesn't show anything at all...
i will try Renouveau with older drivers later today (i think)
Ok, I didn't expect it would. Thanks. If you update to xorg-x11-drv-nouveau-0.0.12-26.20090413git7100c06.fc11 your card should work without an xorg.conf, and be quite a bit faster. Note it's still not working correctly, and you won't have Xv still.
i have tested xorg-x11-drv-nouveau-0.0.12-26.20090413git7100c06.fc11 and it works really good!